Washington, D.C.  20549

                                      FORM 8-K

                       OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):      December 14, 2007

Exact Name of Registrant as
  Specified in Its Charter:                  CalAmp Corp.

          DELAWARE                       0-12182              95-3647070
 _____________________________         ____________         _____________
State or Other Jurisdiction of         Commission          I.R.S. Employer
Incorporation or Organization          File Number        Identification No.

Address of Principal Executive Offices:     1401 N. Rice Avenue
                                            Oxnard, CA 93030

Registrant's Telephone Number, Including
 Area Code:                                    (805) 987-9000

Former Name or Former Address,
 if Changed Since Last Report:                    Not applicable

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Item 1.01.	Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement

         On December 14, 2007, CalAmp Corp. ("CalAmp") entered into a
settlement agreement with EchoStar Technologies Corporation ("EchoStar")
that resolves matters regarding a product performance issue affecting Direct
Broadcast Satellite ("DBS") equipment manufactured by CalAmp for this

         As previously disclosed, certain products shipped by CalAmp to
EchoStar experienced a field performance issue as a result of the premature
deterioration of printed circuit board ("PCB") laminate material provided by
another vendor.  In addressing this matter, earlier this year EchoStar began
returning product to CalAmp for corrective action and put on hold new orders
for CalAmp equipment, pending the requalification of all products
manufactured by CalAmp for EchoStar.

         Under terms of the settlement agreement, CalAmp agreed to rework
certain DBS products previously returned to CalAmp or to be returned over a
15 month period and will provide extended warranty periods for workmanship
(18 months) and product failures due to the issue with the PCB laminate
material (36 months).  In addition, as part of the settlement:

      *  CalAmp issued to EchoStar one million shares of CalAmp
         common stock.

      *  CalAmp issued to EchoStar a warrant to purchase an additional
         350,000 shares of common stock at $3.72 per share, which is 110% of
         the volume-weighted average price of CalAmp's common stock for the
         120 calendar days immediately preceding the date of the settlement
         agreement, exercisable for three years.

      *  EchoStar agreed to restrictions on 500,000 shares of the common
         stock issued in connection with the settlement and the warrant
         shares that limit sales to 285,000 shares in any one year period
         following the settlement date.  EchoStar also agreed to vote all of
         its CalAmp shares (including the warrant shares) either with the
         recommendation of CalAmp's Board of Directors or in the same
         proportion as all other outstanding shares.

      *  CalAmp issued a $5 million non-interest bearing promissory note to
         EchoStar that is payable at a rate of $5.00 per unit on the first
         one million DBS units purchased by EchoStar after the date of the
         settlement agreement.  The promissory note, which is subordinated
         to the outstanding indebtedness under CalAmp's bank credit
         facility, will be accelerated if CalAmp becomes insolvent, files
         for bankruptcy, or undergoes a change of control.

      *  CalAmp granted piggyback registration rights to EchoStar to include
         its CalAmp shares in certain offerings by CalAmp.

      *  EchoStar agreed to pay $1.3 million of $2.3 million in outstanding
         accounts receivable due to CalAmp, with the remaining $1 million of
         receivables canceled by CalAmp as additional consideration for the

      *  The parties agreed to immediately release each other from claims
         related to certain products manufactured with the defective PCB
         laminate material, and to release claims related to certain other
         products upon the later of: (i) the 15-month anniversary of the
         settlement agreement; and (ii) the date that CalAmp has shipped a
         total of 400,000 reworked products; provided that if this delayed
         release date has not occurred within two years of the original
         settlement date, such claims will not be released.  In addition,
         each party has agreed not to initiate any proceeding with respect
         to the delayed release claims prior to the earlier of the delayed
         release date and the second anniversary of the settlement, subject
         to certain acceleration events based on CalAmp's performance under
         the settlement agreement.

         Based on currently available information, CalAmp believes that its
previously established reserves as of August 31, 2007, the end of its most
recently reported fiscal quarter, will be adequate to cover the total costs
of this settlement agreement.  However, it is possible that the final
charges could be materially different from the amount of existing reserves.

         A copy of the settlement agreement and agreements ancillary to the
settlement agreement, and a copy of CalAmp's press release, dated December
17, 2007, with respect to the settlement agreement, are each filed as an
exhibit to this Current Report on Form 8-K.

Item 9.01.  Financial Statements and Exhibits

     (d)    Exhibits

       4.1  Warrant, dated December 14, 2007, issued by CalAmp Corp. to
      EchoStar Technologies Corporation.

      10.1  Settlement Agreement, dated December 14, 2007, by and between
      CalAmp Corp. and EchoStar Technologies Corporation.

      10.2  Subordinated Promissory Note, dated December 14, 2007, in the
      amount of $5,000,000 issued by CalAmp Corp. to EchoStar
      Technologies Corporation.

      10.3  Registration Rights Agreement, dated December 14, 2007, by and
      between CalAmp Corp. and EchoStar Technologies Corporation.

      10.4  Voting and Lock-Up Agreement, dated December 14, 2007, by and
      between CalAmp Corp. and EchoStar Technologies Corporation.

      99.1  Press release of CalAmp Corp., dated December 17, 2007,
      announcing the settlement agreement with EchoStar Technologies


     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934,
the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

                                       CALAMP CORP.

     December 17, 2007            By:   /s/ Richard K. Vitelle
    ___________________                 _________________________
          Date                          Richard K. Vitelle,
                                        Vice President-Finance
                                        (Principal Financial Officer)